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By Nathan Coker
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Jan 31st, 2024
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article by Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark Just about everyone who knows Rev. Ike Byrd, III has something good to say about him and his work at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Monroe, West Monroe, and Ouachita Parish. Rev. Byrd is a compassionate man, committed to his faith and his famil...
By Nathan Coker
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Jan 2nd, 2024
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article of Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark From his earliest years, Dr. Keith Calhoun knew that he wanted to be a doctor when he grew up. As it turned out, that was his destiny. Today he has a successful private primary care practice where he sees patients representing needs from birt...
By Nathan Coker
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Nov 1st, 2023
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article by GEORGIANN POTTS photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK While Florencetta Gibson was attending nursing school, a teacher asked her a question concerning a patient. The question required the recitation of certain facts, but Gibson hesitated before answering. She certainly knew the “textbook” facts...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 29th, 2023
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article by GEORGIANN POTTSphotography by AMANDA LOCKARD Not everyone knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up, but Tim Brandon (AIA, LEED GA, and president and founder of TBA Studio Architecture) did. He has always wanted to be an architect, even as a child. Today, he is living that dream. ...
By Nathan Coker
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Jul 31st, 2023
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It takes a very special person to work in the hospitality industry. The hours are long, the challenges are many, but for some, it is the perfect vocation. Jan Mason, co-owner and proprietress of Warehouse No. 1, is one of those special people who seems to have been born for the job. Her restaurant ha...
By Nathan Coker
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Jun 30th, 2023
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article by Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark Choudrant, Louisiana, is the center of John O’Neal’s world. He loves to recount that small town’s history and is proud of how the O’Neal family has played a part in its development for nearly 200 years. Their willingness to do whatever it tak...
By Nathan Coker
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May 31st, 2023
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article by GEORGIANN POTTSphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK There are some people who are destined to make the world a better place. Dewana Little is one of those people. Her motto perfectly reflects her character: “Just be nice and treat people with kindness and respect because everyone deserves that...
By Nathan Coker
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May 2nd, 2023
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article by Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark LARRY JAMES HAS DESIGNED over 5,000 custom house plans and has sold predesigned plans for over 15,000 homes throughout the United States and many countries as far away as Japan. These homes range from the on trend “tiny houses” at 240 square ...
By Nathan Coker
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Mar 30th, 2023
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article by Georgiann Potts photography by Kelly Moore Clark An artist’s zest for life, love and family. Ann Merriman Cline has come home once again. Over her life she has lived in faraway places and has made many friends in all of them. Even though she has lived on both coasts and abroad, a patt...
By Nathan Coker
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Feb 28th, 2023
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article by GEORGIANN POTTSphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK From her childhood, Diana Gentry Breen dreamed of becoming a nurse and wearing a crisp, white uniform. Most Halloweens, Diana would costume as a nurse. As she grew up, that dream turned into reality. Diana graduated from nursing school, and l...